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Reminder: WIMnet VIC – Webinar: Where Can a Geology Degree Take You? An Insiders 35-year Journey through Resource Industry Booms and Busts

Join WIMnet VIC to hear from guest speaker Amanda Barlow on Friday 18th September.

Date: Friday 18th September 2020

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm AEST

Digital Tech Talk: Online

Presenter: Amanda Barlow, Wellsite Geologist


AusIMM Member – Free

Non Member – $20.00

Students – Free

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Please note: Registrants who cannot join the webinar at the scheduled time will receive a link to the recording to watch at a later time convenient to them.

Webinar Overview

Where Can a Geology Degree Take You? An Insiders 35-year Journey through Resource Industry Booms and Busts”

  • Career progression through gold, base metals, uranium, coal seam gas and then conventional oil and gas
  • Taking a career break to have a family
  • Returning to the workforce after a 9-year break raising a young family
  • How I navigated the transition from minerals to O&G
  • Why I’ve only ever aspired to be a field geologist
  • What future do I see for geologists post-2020


Amanda Barlow is a contract geologist who has worked within the minerals, coal seam gas and offshore oil and gas industries. She began her career in the central Victorian goldfields with Western Mining, and after having a career break to have 3 children she resumed working as a geologist in Mt Isa in 1995. She then continued to work in other near-mine drilling programs in NW Qld locations, such as Osborne and Cannington mines, working in FIFO roles most of the time, while managing to bring up 3 children.

Her interest then turned to working offshore, where she decided to pursue an entry-level mudlogging job. She later turned to wellsite geology work in the Qld coal seam gas industry, which then led onto working as an offshore wellsite geologist within Australia and SE Asia.

Amanda is a recreational marathon runner and has run over 60 marathons in 18 different countries, including Antarctica, and is also a published author of 3 books. She is a passionate advocate for women in the resource sector and knows first-hand the challenges they face.

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